“Are you ready to ROCK?”…. Maybe NOT
MOVIE: Rock of Ages
Ahhhhh the 80’s….. The neon colors, the clothes, the HAIR…. and of course the music. The hard rock anthems, soft rock ballads and the emergence of Hip-hop. I was a child of the 80’s and loooooved Rock n’ Roll (so put another dime in the juke box baby). Pat Benetar, Journey, Queen and my all time favorite…. PRINCE were on always on my “Playlist” (before there was such a thing). Needless to say I was beyond excited to see the movie “Rock of Ages”. I mean, 80’s Rock + Tom Cruise= 1 happy lady….. Or so I thought. I came out a little disappointed.
The movie is based upon the musical of the same name and is a story of young folks (and the young and heart) chasing their dreams in Hollywood and falling in love. End of plot. Fun, fluffy and funny? Yes. Worth the time and money? Maybe once. You see, if a movie really grips me and I want to immediately go get the DVD…. THAT’s a good movie. This one… not so much. I will give my props to the acting. EVERYONE seemed to have a great time making this movie. Tom Cruise was sleazy; Julianne Hough was as light as air, and Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin….. HILARIOUS. I just can’t imagine seeing it again and again. Maybe, like the 80’s, you experience it and then move on with fond memories.
So for this one I recommend a meal of Diner Food, specifically a Cheeseburger and Fries. May I highlight Sonic (a Fast Food Chain) or Johnny Rockets. Both are a bit overpriced for burger joints BUT really good and known for nostalgic atmosphere. Johnny Rockets has a 50’s motif where Sonic celebrates the Drive In. Also at Sonic you can create your own drink. I enjoyed a Cherry Lime soda with REAL fresh Limes and Maraschino cherries. ROCK ON!!!!!
Get Cooking and Keep Watching,